Metro Area Committee on AIDS

One of many AIDS organizations in Halifax and Nova Scotia. The page AIDSOrganizations documents the timeline.

This page will be used to document the history of this organization.

MACAIDS was incorporated on November 28, 19851

LeslieBarnes? writes: PaulMcNair?, while he was Executive Director of MacAIDS spearheaded the first display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Portions of the US AIDS Quilt (The NAMES Project) came to Halifax as part of its first cross-Canada tour and thus began the Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt. So MacAIDS, through Paul, started the Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt. It then became a separate organization called the NAMES Project Canada later evolving to the NAMES Project Canada / Le Project des NOMS Canada. I was later President of that organization for nearly 8 years.2


1. Registry of Joint Stock Companies database
2. November 4, 2015, pers. corr LeslieBarnes? --> DanielMacKay